What you need to know about private miscarriage treatment
A miscarriage is the loss of an embryo or fetus in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. It can occur for multiple reasons, but in many cases the cause is unknown.
While miscarriages are common, they can still be very traumatising for some people. Feelings such as sadness, anxiety and shame are commonly experienced. In this blog, we look at some of the most prevalent miscarriage symptoms, before moving on to the type of private miscarriage treatment you can expect.
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first 13 weeks of a pregnancy. This is why many people wait until the first trimester is over before announcing a pregnancy.
The most prevalent miscarriage symptoms include; spotting or bleeding, back pain, cramps, the passage of material which is ‘clot-like’, and pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness or nausea going away. It should be noted that although you can’t stop a miscarriage after it has begun, it is imperative that you seek the help of a medical professional when you are dealing with a miscarriage. Not only can this allow you to prevent haemorrhaging, but it can also safeguard against potential infection.
How is a miscarriage diagnosed?
When you see a doctor after experiencing miscarriage symptoms, it is standard procedure for you to take a pregnancy test. If your test indicates that you are pregnant, you could be given a referral to an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) – this is likely to depend on how long your pregnancy has been. Diagnostic tests which check for miscarriages include an ultrasound, to see if there is any tissue in your womb, and blood tests, for the purpose of checking beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels – this is the pregnancy hormone.
Which private miscarriage treatments can I receive?
Treatment will vary depending on if you have a threatened miscarriage, or have had a miscarriage. A threatened miscarriage is usually treated with rest until pain or bleeding goes decreases. You could be advised to avoid physical activities such as sex, exercise or travelling. Rather than being proven to reduce the risk of a miscarriage, this is intended to improve comfort.
If a diagnosis has determined that the embryo was never formed or has died, that indicates a miscarriage will occur. When this is the case, treatments available to you can include expectant management, which lets the miscarriage progress naturally if there is no infection, before taking other treatment options if the expulsion doesn’t occur on its own.
Medical treatment can be used to speed up the process of expelling placenta or pregnancy tissue. Medication is typically taken orally, or inserted into the vagina. This kind of treatment is usually effective within a 24-hour time frame. There is also the option of a minor surgical treatment known as suction dilation and curettage. It involves the removal of tissue from inside the uterus. This treatment path is typically chosen if there are infection signs or heavy bleeding.
Are you looking for private miscarriage treatment London wide? Ian Chilcott is the private gynaecologist London can trust. Call us today on 020 7390 6200 – we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have related to our treatments.